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    Form Builder: Add option to arrange field in columns

    Asked by julianl on September 24, 2015 at 12:27 AM

    Hi how are we?

    I've been enjoying using your service.

    I'm wondering if you could make it an option to have columns in your text box forms tool?

    I know there is shrink and move up and the like but I am finding it very counter intuitive

    as it doesn't always give the desired results. It would be much easier to have an option

    to include columns. I'm wondering why this isn't already an option due to the fact

    you guys have it going on in every other aspect! Thanks :)

    ps the site below doesn't have columns due to the problem above,

    however the client did want 2 different part numbers on each of the text box lines, but because of

    no columns I have not done it.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on September 24, 2015 at 09:35 AM


    Currently, the available ways to make columns on form is by positioning the fields appropriately and using custom CSS code to resize the elements.

    You can learn more about how to position fields in this guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/328-How-to-Position-Fields-in-JotForm 

    There is also an option in the Form Designer Tool to make fields into columns. However, you still need to shrink the fields.


    I hope this helps.

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    Answered by julianl on September 24, 2015 at 07:47 PM
    Hi Charlie,
    Thanks I will give this a go. However I’m suggesting for a smoother work flow “out of the box”
    to have it as an option when you are initially creating the field/s. It just seems to be the only
    part of this robust and reliable form builder that seems to be missing/counter intuitive.
    Thanks for getting back ☺
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on September 25, 2015 at 12:29 AM



    Let me escalate this thread to our development team as a feature request so they can take this feature into consideration. We will inform you on this thread any updates to the issue.